Milwaukee Announces New Plumbing and Mechanical Offerings

Milwaukee plumbing and mechanical tools from NPS19

A preview of new Milwaukee plumbing and mechanical tools from NPS19. Milwaukee has always been a cornerstone brand for the plumbing and mechanical trades. You would be hard pressed to open a plumber’s van and not find something in black and red. I think my first “toolbox” as a kid was the metal case from my father’s old Hole Hawg. Keeping with that tradition, Milwaukee announced some new updates as well as some new tools at NPS19!

New M18 FUEL SUPER HAWG Right-Angle Drill

The new M18 SUPER HAWG takes advantage of the well established battery platform and is optimized for use with a M18 REDLITHIUM HIGH OUTPUT XC6.0 battery. This package gives you a tool with all day power and performance that is on par with your old corded versions.


SUPER HAWG Right-Angle Drill Features

  • Low Speed: 0-450 RPM/High Speed: 0-1550 RPM
  • Mechanical Clutch in Low Speed
  • 1/2″ All-Metal Keyed Chuck or 7/16″ QUIK-LOK Chuck
  • 13.5-14 Pounds With Battery Depending Upon Model

The M18 SUPER HAWG will be available in two configurations. Model #2809-22 for the All-Metal keyed chuck version and Model #2811-22 for the QUIK-LOK chuck version. Milwaukee included their upgraded REDLINK PLUS electronics in the new SUPER HAWG to increase power and load under capacity. These tools are rated to be able to rough in an entire single family home on one charge or multiple multi-family units. Another impressive stat is the ability to run a 6 1/4″ holesaw through 6″ beam at the same speed as previous corded tools. That is a ton of power and capability!

New M18 FUEL 4 1/2″-6″ Braking Grinder

The new version of the M18 Fuel Braking Grinder is an absolute monster that is able generate the equivalent power of a 13 Amp corded tool. To tame all of this power Milwaukee also added some impressive safety features to protect the end users as well. The built in brake on the M18 grinder will stop the head within 3 second of releasing the paddle or switch. The power and perks all come together to give you a tool that is unrelenting when it comes to cutting, grinding, and other abrasive tasks.

Grinder Specifications

  • Kickback Reducing Clutch
  • Rapid Stop Brake
  • Paddle Switch and Lock On Slide Switch Versions
  • Speed 9000 RPM
  • 5/8″ -11
  • Length 11.41″
  • Weight 7.08 Pounds

Grinder Features

At Tool Box Buzz we had the opportunity to put the new M18 Braking Grinder to work in our most recent Head 2 Head comparison. The grinder will be featured in our soon to come article and video. It was an absolute blast to work with and felt like a wild mustang in your hands. The non-locking paddle version of the M18 Braking grinder is Model #2980-22 and the slide switch on version is Model #2981-22.

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 2″ Cordless Pipe Threader With ONE-KEY

If you spend a good amount of your time putting threads on black iron pipe, then rejoice because Milwaukee has made your life easier! The new M18 FUEL 2″ Cordless Pipe Threader is in the industries first cordless tool for threading applications and packs the same performance and capability you would expect from your corded versions.

Cordless Pipe Threader Specifications

  • Pipe Capacity: 1/8″-2″
  • Tool Length (W/ HD12.0 Battery): 29.8″
  • Tool Weight (W/ HD12.0 Battery): 25.6 Lbs.
  • Die Head Compatibility: Ridgid 12-R, Reed R12+
  • 2″ BIP Threads On Single Charge: >25
  • Auto-Stop Kickback Control
  • Side Grip Thread Start
  • Multi-Speed Selector
  • Offset Die Head
  • Die Head Retention Lock
  • Variable Speed Trigger
  • One-Key Capability
  • Warranty: 5 Years

Cordless Pipe Threader Features

The M18 FUEL Pipe Threader W/ ONE-KEY will be Model #2874-22HD and is designed around the M18 HD12.0 Ah battery and their POWERSTATE brushless motor to provide enough power and run time. The tool features the Milwaukee ONE-KEY system for customized settings as well as inventory management. Basically helps you keep and eye on your expensive stuff. Milwaukee’s included AUTOSTOP technology senses sever kickback and then shuts down the tool to protect the user. Some otherwell thought out features are a dedicated support arm to keep the tool locked down and an integrated die head lock that allows you to start threading using the side grip.

The ability to thread up to 2″ black iron pipe, stainless steel, and rigid metal conduit, without a cord and not sacrificing productivity or power is a home run… or maybe a royal flush for the plumbing and mechanical trades!

Where to Get One

This is a preview of new Milwaukee plumbing and mechanical tools from NPS19. Milwaukee will be rolling out all of these new tool as well as others by October of each year. Each tool will be available as a bare tool or sold as a kit with charger and battery options. In addition to these larger flagship tools you will find expansions to the Milwaukee Torque Lock hand tool line as well as new jaws for the M18 FORCE LOGIC Long Throw Press Tools for Viega MegaPress XL fittings.



About the author

Wes Bartosik

Wes Bartosik is a Connecticut native with strong family ties to the construction world. Wes’ father and grandfather both were builders and developers and taught Wes the values of doing things right from an early age and getting hands on experience with every facet of the construction industry. Wes apprenticed with a carpenter throughout high school and would later attend Central Connecticut State University earning a bachelor’s degree in construction management all while working for a large excavation contractor throughout. Wes would go on to work for a local heavy-highway construction company and gain further experience with all the skilled trades associated with large civil engineering and utility projects. Though working as a manager now, Wes’ true passion is working in the field alongside the tradesman and laborers on site. Wes has been involved in community based service projects throughout his life as well as emergency services. In his spare time he takes on serious DIY projects for himself, friends and family. He is a firm believer that with a quality tool in your hands and some grit, you can accomplish anything.

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